The strong NW wind finally dropped today and resulted in a decent number of migrants in the bushes and overhead. Of note among the ground migrants were 120 Chiffchaffs, 25 Blackcaps, a Grasshopper Warbler, three Ring Ouzels, nine Redwings, 15 Song Thrushes and a Redstart while overhead, 450 Swallows, three Grey Wagtails, 300 Meadow Pipits, a Tree Pipit, 28 Redpolls, six Crossbills, 450 Siskin and a Lapland Bunting passed through. Two Merlins were also seen and there seemed to be one or two new Kestrels in the area including this individual.
|Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Dungeness 28th September 2020
|Mottled Shieldbug Rhaphigaster nebulosa Dungeness 28th September 2020
Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and three Brown Hare were seen on the land. A Harvest Mouse nest was also found.